Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Universal Was So So Lucky In March
One of the big things last winter was the snow. Even the hardened veterans of winters past, when Wisconsin had REAL winters, will tell you that last year was a HARD winter. I've tried to separate the whiners from the realists and for the most part I have to agree that the winter of 07/08 was a very very hard winter.
So when it was discovered that Universal City Studios was coming to Columbus this was a beacon of hope, a ray of light at the end of an endless tunnel . Universal was so lucky.
There was a weather phenomenon that happened. The longest stretch of clear weather coincided with Universal coming to town. For ten days we had no snow. At no other time last winter did we go more then 7 days without snow. They come to town, it stops snowing, they pack up and leave? BAM we got dumped on.
Here is a graph I created showing the snowfall of 07/08. The two lines on the right side show when Mann and Company were present.
I want to thank the Vick family and local Legion Post 62 for donating American Flags to Columbus. THANK YOU! This fight is not over though. I will NOT let those flags become an eyesore like they did this year. Or at least I will not let them get that way and sit on my hands doing nothing.
New flags are the first step but taking down the flags when they are ripped and looking like feed bags is the next step. A dirty, ripped American Flag is MUCH worse then no flag at all. And 15 dirty and ripped American Flags are just an embarrassment.
DON'T GET ME STARTED!! LOL
Again Thank you for the flags!!!! I'm glad someone cares!
The Columbus Holiday Parade will be Friday the 28th. Remember last year? FREAKING cold!
HEY - is that almost everyone's favorite banker in the paper?? In the photo WHO's is handing out a certificate of appreciation to a guy that decided to leave his money in the bank!! WELL DONE!
What?? OH - never mind - The BANK is getting a certificate of appreciation for donating some $ for the Veterans Day Dance. My Bad.
BRUSH PICK UP ENDED??? Well - too bad they missed OUR neighborhood AGAIN!! I swear Vista Circle is not on the city maps, the snow plows continually miss us and now brush pickup ended and I have a pile on my lawn for the last few weeks. Perhaps the Vick family can donate some town maps??
Julies Java is celebrating their 6th Anniversary with some cooking classes. Lots of cool classes for $2. Call Julie at 623-5540. Do you think she would sell my Doggie Beer Bars? I have a new batch that Blake LOVES!!
The as yet named Sun Prairie Fermentors Club is meeting Thursday 7ish at Cannery Wine and Spirits in . . . .Sun Prairie. It's a fun time and lots of tasty brew and other fermented concoctions. COME ON DOWN!
From Jeff our leader
Other Business, please think of some subjects you would like to learn more about and perhaps we can schedule a presentation, or if you are really good at something and would like to share, please offer. Some topics I have in mind are: water usage (and why it matters in Sun Prairie), yeast washing, force carbonation and the joy of kegged beer, etc.
After voting, tasting.
Please bring feel free to bring a few bottles of your beer, and for the disciples of Pan (come on, you know who you are, you who tease mystery from supple fruit and grape), if you would like to share a sample of your wine, I'm game.
I have to admit the last (our first actually) meeting was a blast. Having others to talk to about a hobby is great and when that hobby includes alcohol, well . . . .need I say more! I was surprised at how many people brew more then beer. That is why I just called it Sun Prairie Fermentors Club. I bet we will be tasting sauerkraut at some point!
On this date in 1883 the Railroad invented the first timezones.
Efficient rail transportation demanded a more uniform time-keeping system. Rather than turning to the federal governments of the United States and Canada to create a North American system of time zones, the powerful railroad companies took it upon themselves to create a new time code system. The companies agreed to divide the continent into four time zones; the dividing lines adopted were very close to the ones we still use today.
In 1978, 913 people committed suicide by drinking cyanide-laced kool aid with People's Temple leader Jim Jones Jones exhorting the "beauty of dying" over a loudspeaker.
Water - getting some interested in touring the Water Works! Let me know - perhaps some Saturday? Some Friday before The Kurth? Wednesday before The Kurth? Let me hear ya!
Have a Day Rod